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Clark promises continuity on science

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:21
New science minister Greg Clark says his brief is to continue the "excellent work" of his predecessor David Willetts.

MacFarlane 'stole Ted character'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:07
A Californian production company is suing Ted creator Seth Macfarlane over claims he stole the idea for his abusive, talking teddy bear.

Sports Direct founder waives bonus

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:55
The founder of sportswear retailer Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, has announced that he will not be taking his 2015 bonus, despite winning shareholder approval for the pay deal.

In-form Rose dreaming of Open glory

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:55
Justin Rose says he has won the Open "thousands of times" in his mind as he bids to end England's 22-year wait for a champion.

Four sacked AMs back on front bench

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:48
Four Conservative AMs sacked from the party's front bench at the assembly have been reinstated.

VIDEO: 'Movie star promise tempted Tulisa'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:36
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos helped supply cocaine to an undercover reporter after he promised he could help her break into the movie business, a court is told.

Israel warns Gaza ahead of strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:34
Israel warns thousands of Palestinians in Gaza to evacuate as it resumes air strikes amid continuing militant rocket fire directed at Israel.

13 arrests after paedophile inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:04
More than 339 online paedophiles have been arrested since April 2013 - 13 as part of a new UK-wide operation - says Police Scotland.

VIDEO: Humanoid robot opens bottles

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:03
Honda has launched the latest generation of its humanoid robot ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).

Seven given life for Egypt assaults

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:56
A court in Egypt sentences seven men to life in prison and two others to 20 years for sexual assaulting women in Cairo last month.

Ireland confronts past treatment of unmarried mothers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:54
Ireland confronts the way unmarried mothers were treated

Hairdresser murderer jailed for life

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:53
A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death at the hairdressers in Gloucester where she worked is jailed for life.

Failing hospitals: Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:26
Is the glass half-full or half-empty, asks Nick Triggle

Baby born in court's witness room

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:19
A woman goes into labour and gives birth at Birmingham Crown Court.

Murdoch's Time Warner offer rebuffed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:17
US media giant Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach from rival 21st Century Fox estimated at $80bn (£46.6bn).

Twitchers flock to glimpse rare bird

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:13
Hundreds of bird-watchers flock to the Norfolk coast in the hope of catching a rare glimpse of a migratory great knot in British waters.

Cabinet Eurosceptic now, says Fallon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:12
David Cameron's cabinet is now Eurosceptic, says newly-promoted defence secretary Michael Fallon - prompting a swift response from Nick Clegg and Vince Cable.

Howard to direct Beatles documentary

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:07
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles.

ONS: Mothers' average age hits 30

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:06
The trend towards older motherhood is continuing - with the average age of mothers in England and Wales reaching 30 for the first time.

Kashmir protest over deadly accident

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:03
An army vehicle has crashed into a taxi in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing six people and triggering violent protests, police say.
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